LINGUIST List 15.2809
Thu Oct 07 2004
Qs: American English Vowel Shift; Edo Resources
Editor for this issue: Naomi Fox <foxlinguistlist.org>
American Vowel Shift
Message 1: American Vowel Shift
From: Johanna Rubba <jrubbacalpoly.edu>
Subject: American Vowel Shift
A student of mine is working on a So. Cal. vowel shift. We need two things:
(1) A program she can use to train herself to hear minute vowel
differences and associate them with the correct IPA symbols.
(2) We are looking for recordings that demonstrate the Northern Cities
Vowel Shift. I heard about samples in which a speaker would say a word
in isolation (e.g., [blak]), then in a context. For this word, to a NE
ear, she would be saying ''black'', but she was actually saying ''block''.
Does anyone know of a source of these samples, on the web or via library
loan? I found one website (at U of AZ)that supposedly had such samples,
but I got no audio when clicking on the example word.
Thanks for any help!
Associate Professor, Linguistics
California Polytechnic State University
One Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics
Message 2: Edo Resources
From: Presley Ifukor <ifupresleyhotmail.com>
Subject: Edo Resources
I am a postgraduate student in search of published electronic and print
materials on Edo grammar, syntax, morphology and phonology. Edo is a
Kwa language in the Niger-Congo family and spoken in mid-western
Nigeria. Any useful resources provided would be greatly appreciated.
Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Edo (EDO)
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